In 2015, the PHOENIX group had to properly dispose of more than 1,200 metric tons of pharmaceutical waste. There are two different reasons for this. First, patients – especially in Northern Europe – return medicines that are no longer required or are past their expiration date. These are then disposed of by wholesalers – in other words, by us.
We have set for ourselves the goal of making more efficient use of energy in the different areas of our company – even above and beyond the legal requirements. Consequently, we are improving the energy efficiency of our buildings with LED lighting systems.
We are operating a detailed energy monitoring system for our buildings, which meets the strict legal requirements; at the same time, we are introducing certified energy management systems.